Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith
  

Tatiana

Crime / Mystery   Action Adventure / Spy   Books for the Boys   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Inspector Arkady Renko was first introduced to us in Gorky Park back in 1981. Interestingly this is only his eighth outing. The style has changed a bit over the years, this is faster, more staccato, and yet still remains wordy and the setting remains as complex and atmospheric as ever. Once again Renko is after the Russian mafia, here with a coded notebook at the plot’s centre and a race-against-time to reveal its secrets. You do not need to have read any of the previous books to enjoy this one. It’s brilliant.

If you like Martin Cruz Smith you might also like to read books by Glenn Meade, Philip Kerr and Joseph Finder.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith

In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko. In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana's past - and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future.

About the Author

Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky Park, Stallion Gate, Polar Star, Red Square, Rose, Havana Bay and Stalin’s Ghost. A recipient of the CWA Gold Dagger for fiction in the UK, he is also two-time winner of the Hammett Prize in the United States. He lives with his wife and children in northern California.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

19th June 2014

Author

Martin Cruz Smith

More books by Martin Cruz Smith
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.martincruzsmith.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849838122

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools